Exploring East Bali On ‘tour De Manggis’
4 August 2014
The East Bali landscape around the seaside resort of Alila Manggis is renowned for its spectacular physical beauty, where emerald-green rice terraces meet lush forested hillsides, dominated by the majestic Mount Agung, Bali’s highest mountain.
As part of its extensive menu of unique destination experiences, Alila Manggis offers guests their very own, ‘Tour de Manggis’ comprising a variety of walking and cycling adventures that climb up and down mountains, cross rivers, weave through villages, past temples, and meandering down to the coast. With options for every level from beginners to experienced trekkers, they provide a fun and thrilling way to explore the Balinese countryside and experience first-hand the local way of life, customs and traditions.
Walking routes in the company of Alila Manggis’ knowledgeable Leisure Concierge guides include the half-day River Hopping and Trek through thick forests and plantations dotted along the Jangga riverside, concluding with a lunch of local dishes served after a swim at the Tirta Gangga Water Palace.
Uncover the region’s hidden glories on the Grand Panoramic Trek that journeys from the small village of Sidemen up to the sacred and secluded Hindu temple located on top of Sangkan mountain. After being rewarded with picture-perfect valley views, relax at a beautiful private villa at Ogang village and savour Balinese specialties served by local chefs.
For the well-seasoned trekker, the Mount Agung Trek provides an irresistible adventure. Departing the resort in the wee hours of the morning, embark on a challenging 7-hour trek up the slopes of Mount Agung to reach the summit in time to catch the spectacular sunrise.
If going uphill seems too daunting, hop on a bike for a downhill ride. Mountain to Sea covers 42 kilometres at a leisurely pace, cycling from Sogra Village down the forested slopes of Mount Agung. Stop to admire and take photos of salak plantations and mountain vistas, and catch your breath while exploring local villages along the way. The trek ends at Pasir Putih beach where you can cool off in the sea and refresh with a picnic lunch ala Alila Manggis.
So put on your hiking shoes or your bicycle helmet and embark on a ‘Tour de Manggis’ for fun and invigorating adventures through the heart of East Bali!
4-hour ‘Tour de Manggis’ is at USD 75++.
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For more information please contact Alila Manggis team at +62 363 41011 or manggis[at]alilahotels.com.